The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

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2400 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Located in the heart of Manchester, Spinningfields, the restaurant occupies an impressive space within the new development, The Pavilion, surrounded by greenery yet situated in the centre of the city.

The Ivy Brasserie is open all day, seven days a week. Serving modern British classics for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and everything in-between.

The Ivy Asia and Bar is located on the second floor, open seven days a week from 5pm and from 12pm at the weekends. There is a central glamorous late night bar and the restaurant is illuminated with a show-stopping green, semi-precious stone floor serving Asian-inspired cocktails and sharing dishes with entertainment and resident DJ’s.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Can’t really say I was blown away and was probably expecting more given the hype surrounding the London restaurant.
The service was a little hit and miss and lacked continuity, slightly pretentious attitude from certain members of staff. Overall it was ok, glad we have been but nothing amazing.

FS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely server who took care of my mum and I was really attentive to my baby.
Nothing was too much trouble.
Would highly recommend

FC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service, it was a little dark whilst reading the menus! And also had trouble getting my phone charged by reception. I didn’t find them very helpful!

K
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is lovely, very well presented with great furnishings and decor.
The drinks at the bar are very expensive, we were charged for two small glasses of tap water, given to us by the bar tender, not requested by us. My husband paid the bill as he didn't want to make a fuss on my birthday.
The food was excellent, the fish was delicious and some of the best fish I've ever had. The waiters were attentive without being intrusive and they were very pleasant. I hope the staff receive the 12.5% service charge which we paid as they deserved it.
We may return but being charged for tap water when we had ordered two expensive alcoholic drinks has left a bad taste in our mouths. We don't mind paying for things but don't like feeling we are being ripped off.

SH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the whole experience from the friendly staff to the food and the whole day was bey

SQ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at lunchtime mid week to celebrate My birthday with my husband and son. Having not been before I did have high expectations going on it’s reputation; it did not disappoint.

The decor the superb in the Brasserie, with subtle but great background music and service was excellent.

Food came on time and was delicious, perfectly seasoned and vegetables not too soft. Swordfish was perfectly cooked and the truffle oil and Parmesan chips are to die for. Finish off with the perfect desserts and a couple of gin and tonics, what more could you ask for.

Espressos came before we had asked for them but were very apologetic and extras were served after the desserts.

We’ll be back again.

GS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant for any occasion. I always feel as if I'm dining out in style because of the decor and the courteous and professional staff. The food is also excellent but not overly expensive.

AS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for myself and my mum for our birthdays. They made us feel very special as soon as we walked through the door to the moment we walked out. Amazing food and the waiter was so lovely. Definitely be paying further visits in the future. Thank you

LE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was lovely as too were the waiting staff however we were very disappointed t be seated by the lady on the front desk at a very small table immediately next to 2 other diners. We were close we could all hear each others conversations perfectly well and this felt extremely uncomfortable. I presumed we’d been seated there as opposed to the other numerous empty tables as they were booked however they remained empty for the duration of our time there. I would go back but I would absolutely ask not to be seated unnecessarily close to other diners.

DR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy was recommended to us and we not disappointed. Everything about the restaurant was superb we will definitely return at some point .

Many Thanks
Dave, Chris & James Rowe
Nottingham

CD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service charge was a surprise on the bill which took the shine off an otherwise really good evening.

ST
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The highlight was the service. We had such a lovely man looking after us. Couldn’t fault the food either.
We had one tiny issue with the restaurant’s policy not to serve 18 year olds unless they have ID. Normally my son and his girlfriend can share a bottle of wine with us but not on this occasion. We accept that it’s the restaurant’s policy though and will ensure they have their ID next time.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bilal was our waiter. He was brilliant. He kindly met all our demands and there were lots of demands!!!!
Bonus for Bilal!!

VM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing atmosphere fab food made my daughters 18th a very.memorable day

JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had my first visit to the Ivy at the weekend and was very impressed with the food and the service. From the moment we arrived in the reception area they could not do enough for you. However, it did take a while for us to be served at the bar and the food could have been hotter but this would not put me off going again or recommending it to my friends.

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and nice staff. Highly recommend!!!

BW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service excellent.
But why have a DJ, mid-afternoon Sunday? Too loud and bass/throbby. Varied age-range, but probably a majority of middle-aged diners when we were in. Music inappropriate and too loud for comfortable chatting.

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit for my Husbands Birthday. First class service, ambiance and food. A nice treat, and would visit again.

KG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we were stood outside having pictures to eating the beautiful food we were made to feel welcome. All the staff are wonderful and I can’t wait to return

JD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent had a wonderful time and have already recommended it.

D
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Ivy is a nice restaurant to visit. The food and service are "ok." Food is good but it is not any better than any other good restaurant. Service is as it should be but it is no better than what constitutes the service you should expect.

The surroundings make a really nice dining experience. The interior is spectacular. Nice table linen, crockery etc make it feel special.

Food and drinks cost more but it's understandable as you can see where it's been spent.

MP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a table for four people which was more suited to three people maximum. Consequently when sharing sides we managed to smash a glass of red wine over the table (insufficient room for easy placement of items). The waiter was great and exchanged a meal at no expense whilst also moving us to another table. Point being there are too many tables for the space, and service was slow. The food, however very nice and not overly expensive.

HB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I think it is a case of style over substance. I have to say I was left disappointied with the food and drink quality.

S
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here. I went with my husband for his pre-birthday meal. He really liked it. He loved the atmosphere, buzzing, but you could hear yourself talk. Food was delicious and the service great

KM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venue, staff, service and food was all excellent again!!

C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not good service, didn’t advise us that the steak tartlet was raw meat. He apologised at the end once I paid.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, wonderful food, extremely helpful and friendly staff and brilliant atmosphere. We can’t wait to come again!!

G
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at The Ivy Brasserie. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. In particular our waiter, Aeron, who has us laughing all afternoon. Definitely recommend to friends and will be back again!

n
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and service. Would recommend

m
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Form over function this place for me. The decor is very busy and the food fairly average pub fare.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband's 60th birthday and the whole experience was faultless. Thank you.

l
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant loved our time with you will definately be back thank you so much

SP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, drinks on the pricey side but you expect that.

KM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner which the restaurant was well aware of. No courtesy dessert with candle despite other tables receiving the same. Our table was so wobbly that one small move from my friend sent two full glasses of champagne flying. No offer of refilling the glasses until we complained, despite waitress seeing exactly what had happened. Tablecloth not replaced after the spillage- just two napkins placed over the top for the rest of the meal (we hadn’t even had starters by this point). Not the kind of service you expect from the Ivy.

MM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Only marked down on food because we we ordered a vegetarian shepherd’s pie and were served a meat shepherd’s pie. It led to us eating our meals (2 of us) at separate times, despite being there to celebrate a birthday.

The staff were apologetic and i can’t fault the guys that were serving us but something went seriously wrong with our order.

Beautiful building, great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, just very disappointed with the error on our order.

SH
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved eating at The Ivy, great atmosphere and beautiful decor but, for me, it was too noisy on Friday night. Maybe we picked the wrong night so I’d like to do a return visit sometime. Excellent value for money, we had the set two course dinner option. Would highly recommend for the experience of eating in such a lovely setting.

D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was nice food and a nice atmosphere. I think it’s a bit overated and probably wouldn’t return for food. They didn’t have a large selection of drinks. The service was great!

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless service and amazing food.

SB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb from strawberry gin start to malted banana ice cream finish.
Service superb from super friendly staff.

MS
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to feel special! Book a table! You won’t be disappointed.

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